We are looking for experienced Petroleum Engineering Specialist to join us in the Upstream Development Strategy and Reserves Department (UDSRD) within Petroleum Engineering, based in the Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. We manage one of the world’s largest portfolios of onshore and offshore oil and gas fields. We provide opportunities to conduct pioneering studies, introduce new technologies and provide specialized engineering services as part of our reservoir development, full life-cycle depletion planning and management practices.
The PE Specialist working in UDSRD should have broad experience in the oil and gas upstream business with specialty skills in subsurface evaluation and petroleum economics. We need seasoned reservoir engineering professionals with in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following specialties: (1) oil and gas reservoir development and depletion plans, (2) compilation of rolling crude oil and gas programs with associated budgets and (3) investment decision analysis (including risk and uncertainty).
UDS&RD provides high-level technical support to upstream management in its assigned areas of responsibility. This role requires both depth and breadth of critical technical expertise, managerial acumen and exceptional communication skills. The specialist will lead and guide work processes for short and long-term reservoir development, depletion/production planning, applying holistic modeling and decision analysis to support value optimization of the full upstream portfolio within the Company’s upstream strategy. Also, will have significant liaison responsibilities with Finance, Marketing and Corporate Planning on enterprise management.
As a successful candidate, you should hold a Bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering or related disciplines. While a Ph.D. is desirable, an additional degree in (or significant exposure to) Business, Economics or Finance would be very beneficial.
A minimum of 15 years of experience gained through working for a reputable oil and gas consulting company and/or E&P company with significant emphasis on Reservoir Engineering (with associated exposure to development planning), and sound knowledge of Economic Evaluations.
Good familiarity with the full range of upstream activities is desired, from exploration through static and dynamic subsurface evaluations, drilling and completion operations, basic surface facilities design, cost estimation and production operations.
Experience working in a large organization with a varied portfolio of reservoirs, or had a wide range of experience in smaller companies.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in presenting to Executive Management and large audiences and effectively leading teams consisting of geoscientists, engineers, economists, etc.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You are expected to be able to perform the following:
Individually conduct or lead and/or work with multidisciplinary teams to carry out pertinent, complex and challenging studies, providing expert advice and assistance in his/her area of specialty.
Understand commerciality assessment (discounted cash flows, net present value, internal rate of return, forecasting prices/capex/opex, etc.)
Evaluate and help develop new work processes and best technical practices.
Represent Saudi Aramco in external conferences, symposiums and forums.